Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino and the All American Ruidoso Downs Foundation announced the opening of the 2020 John Andreini Scholarship Application.
Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible: the applicants or their families are involved in the horse racing community, the applicants must have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.5 in their most recent year of study, and currently attend or will attend a college (university, vocation school or certificate program) within six months of the application date. Applications will close on April 15.
A total of $6,000 will be distributed to the worthiest candidates from all applications submitted. All applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the AARDF Board of Directors before making a final selection. The scholarship winners will be awarded during a presentation at Ruidoso Downs Race Track on May 30, 2020.
The late John Andreini was a man whose accomplishments were only outweighed by his generosity and a spirit to serve others. He was a lifelong advocate of higher education and always assisted students in their academic endeavors. Scholarship donations, 4H support and letters of recommendation were just a few of the ways that he emphasized that “there is no substitute for a formal education.”